Not many couples experience the blessing of celebrating 70 years together, which makes it a decidedly special occasion!
It should be all about indulgence, and we have 70th wedding anniversary gift ideas that you can use to show your partner or your parents how glad you are that they are a part of your life.
Choose from gorgeous items and incredible experiences to give them the perfect day.
What Is The 70th Wedding Anniversary Gift?
In the UK, the metal and the colour platinum are the traditional 70th wedding anniversary gift. It’s a tradition that you’ll also find in the US, and it’s something that modern couples and gift shoppers are happy to continue.
Although there are neither flowers nor gems that are traditionally associated with the occasion, a few modern sources suggest peony as the flower and smoky quartz as the gem.
Traditional & Modern Gift – Platinum
Platinum is a rare, valuable metal that’s more valuable than silver and gold, and it’s provided a fabulous setting for some of the greatest treasures that humanity has wrested from the earth. The Hope Diamond is just one example of this.
All over the world, platinum is associated with luxury and prestige. In its role as a 70th anniversary gift, the metal symbolises the strength, rarity, endurance, and purity of true love. Platinum also represents integrity and truth. These noble qualities also are associated with the colour of the metal.
Flower – Peony
Peonies, which are the floral gift for the 12th anniversary, have been suggested as the flower for the 70th wedding anniversary too. The flower, which is indigenous to China and other parts of Asia, resembles a rose, and like that beloved bloom, is rich in symbolism.
A happy marriage, romance, compassion, good fortune, and prosperity are a few of its meanings.
Gemstone – Smoky Quartz
Smoky quartz was suggested in recent times as the stone for the 70th wedding anniversary. The stone represents the transformation of negative energies into positive ones.
70th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Parents
Looking for wonderful ways to celebrate your parents’ 70th wedding anniversary? Find something using our superb suggestions.
Sir John Soane Museum Tour And Lunch
Give your parents the chance to experience London’s Sir John Soane Museum as never before. After they have explored the highlight paintings, curiosities, and antiquities in the museum’s collection on a tour, they can enjoy a Gascony-inspired lunch at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon. It promises to be an unforgettable day out.
Personalised Luxurious Bed Linen
Bedding makes for a great wedding gift, but it’s also the perfect 70th anniversary gift idea for parents looking for some luxurious comfort. We recommend the Fine Cotton Company’s 600-threat count cotton sateen bed linen, which you can have personalised with the embroidering of names or initials. You can rest easy (pun intended) knowing they’re going to love this thoughtful gift.
Behind-The-Scenes Cabaret And Dinner Experience
Take theatre and dinner to the next level. Let your parents enjoy an evening at the London Cabaret Club for a mesmerising show before they’re ushered backstage to meet some of the performers. After the show, they can celebrate their 70-year anniversary with a delicious dinner.
An Irish Getaway
If your parents are able to travel, give them an unexpected anniversary gift. Let them experience an art-inspired getaway at Dublin’s fabulous Merrion Hotel, located in four fully restored Georgian townhouses.
They can soak up the hotel’s art collection, warm themselves in front of open-turf fires, and indulge in afternoon tea when they’re not relaxing in antique furniture or enjoying delicious meals in the Garden Room.
70th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Her
Let her know that she’s the most special woman on earth. Choose a 70th wedding anniversary gift to spoil her.
A Luxurious Spa Experience
Give her a 70th wedding anniversary gift that will leave a lasting impression of luxury and opulence. Let her visit the Grove Hotel’s Sequoia Spa in Hertfordshire for a variety of indulgent treatments that use diamond cream, gold and pearl extracts, and more. She’ll leave what was once Queen Victoria’s weekend retreat feeling like royalty.
If you’d like to give her jewellery for her 70th anniversary, platinum is the obvious choice. One of our favourite pieces is Tiffany & Co.’s Cobblestone medallion pendant. Crafted from the finest platinum, it’s set with sparkling diamonds. She’ll be awed by it.
A Hair Treatment, Cut, And Blow-Dry
Looking for a 70th wedding anniversary gift idea that will leave her looking fabulous? Make her day with an Olaplex conditioning treatment, cut, and blow-dry at the renowned LS Hair London. The salon has enjoyed a sterling reputation for almost two decades, so her hair will be in good hands.
A Classic Women’s Fragrance
She’s an icon of womanhood, so honour that when she celebrates being married for 70 years. Give her the gift of a classic perfume that epitomises the spirit of a woman. No fragrance does that better than Chanel No. 5, an aldehyde floral bouquet that has never gone out of style.
Kew Gardens Tour And Lunch
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are a wonderland waiting to be explored. Let her experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site the way it deserves, by sending her on a private guided tour. After making her way through the gardens, she can enjoy a three-course meal at the Michelin-starred Glasshouse restaurant.
Smoky Quartz Ring
If you’re looking for 70th wedding anniversary gift ideas inspired by the modern suggestion of smoky quartz as the stone for the occasion, consider getting a necklace, earings or ring. You can find simple creations in which naturally shaped or tumbled stones are used, or you can choose something a little more ornate, such as this smoky quartz and black diamond ring from Local Eclectic.
A Floral Arrangement
Surprise her with a delivery of a flower arrangement that features peonies, roses, and other flowers associated with love and romance. Choose one of the UK’s best flower delivery services for the occasion of your 70th wedding anniversary. Only the best will do, of course.
Luxurious Afternoon Tea
A British institution, afternoon tea can range of cheap and cheerful, to lavishly luxurious. The latter is the obvious choice when you’re celebrating 70 years of marriage, so treat her to fabulous teatime at 116 at the Athenaeum in Mayfair, London. She’ll relish the chance to feast on an array of sandwiches, scones, pastries, and cakes in a sophisticated setting.
70th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Him
Struggling to find 70th wedding anniversary gifts for him? Take a look at our suggestions below.
Create A Book Biography
Does he enjoy sharing a lifetime of memories through consummate storytelling? Let your 70-year anniversary gift to him give him the chance to preserve his stories for future generations.
He’ll be interviewed by a professional writer from Story Terrace, who will turn his memories into his personal biography. This gift’s also perfect for wives and couples.
A Platinum Watch
If you want a 70th wedding anniversary gift idea that taps into the platinum theme, choose a wristwatch with platinum details. He’ll remember the special occasion, the seven decades that led up to it, and his wonderful life partner every time he wears it.
We think Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo Tourbillon watch with a black lacquered dial in a platinum case and a black alligator leather strap is simply gorgeous.
A Tea Tasting Experience
If he likes nothing better than a hot brew, treat him to a tea tasting experience at the Teanamu Chaya Tea House in London. The tea master will prepare a selection of well-known and unusual teas that will take him on a journey of the senses. It’s a refreshingly different celebration for a 70th wedding anniversary.
A Pen With Platinum Detail
If jewellery or accessories are out of the question, you can still give him an anniversary gift that features platinum. Several high-quality penmakers have produced pens that feature platinum elements. One of them is Montblanc’s Meisterstück platinum-coated Classique ballpoint pen. It’s a stylish addition to any stationery collection.
Deluxe Barber Experience
Give him the chance to be pampered with a gift that elevates the traditional barbershop experience. He’ll enjoy a deluxe shave, haircut, and facial massage at Pankhurst, one of London’s most exclusive men’s grooming establishments. When he’s done being pampered, he’ll be ready for his big anniversary dinner.
Jug And Glasses Set
Whether he drinks whisky, brandy or elderflower cordial, he’s sure to appreciate a jug and glasses set that adds a touch of class. The Tom Dixon Tank platinum strip set is the perfect choice for a 70-year anniversary. Not only does it have an eye-catching modern design, it also has hand-applied platinum details.
A Michelin-Starred Lunch
A 70-year anniversary calls for the finest food to be enjoyed in a sumptuous setting. Treat him to a tasting menu experience at the Michelin-starred Coworth Park restaurant. Located in a Georgian manor in the Berkshire countryside, the restaurant offers a delectable take on British cuisine. He’s sure to appreciate the chance to celebrate a lifetime of love in the country.
70 years of wedded bliss is a wonderful achievement and these superb gifts will add an extra sparkle to an already glittering occasion!